***Important message to Students & Patrons***
Donna DeSimone's Monthly news & Updates
As a Dance Educator & Dance Promoter I would like everyone to know how deeply committed to the health and well-being of all my students and patrons of the Long Island dance community.
for all dancers arriving for Donna's 8:15pm group and private classes in the Melville location must be in the building before 8pm.
The doors to the building will be on a timer to lock the front doors exactly at 8:00pm because there will be no security guard on duty.
So all students must be in the building before 8:00pm and wait in the downstairs lobby. You may enter the class room when I'm done teaching the 7:00pm group class I will send someone to bring you in.
Sorry for the last minute notice
I apologize for any inconvenience
Registration is open for all New & Existing classes
Sunday class & private lessons are in Old Bethpage location
Sunday 9/17 from 2:15pm-3:15pm Intermediate Country Two Step ( Bethpage)
Wednesday 9/20 from 8:15pm-9:15pm: Beginner West Coast Swing ( Melville)
Thursday 9/21 from 7:15pm-8:15pm: Beginner Hustle (Melville)
**Donna has created a NEW Dance Group on Facebook for her students to network with each other where they can meet up and practice their partner dancing in Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing and Country at different social venues on Long Island.
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Donna's 2023 DancXchange Club Night Dance Social :
4th Friday of the month
Greenlawn Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn NY
2023 Friday Dates
11/24 post Thanksgiving Dance, 12/22 Holiday Party
Doors open 6:45pm-7:15: Student practice session
7:15pm-8:00pm Free Dance lesson each month, open dancing 8pm-11pm
Do not bring drinks into Lodge, bar but you can bring your own food & snacks.
Reserved seating for 6 or more people $20pp
More Info below
Donna's Sunday-Thursday Dance schedule listed below..
The DancXchange, LLC Dance Studio
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
( Bank of America Building : lower Level
1 hour Group classes: $20.00pp (cash, Zelle)
Discounts available for multiple classes
Donna's Sunday Classes
Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio
756 Old Bethpage Rd., Old Bethpage NY 11804
Private lesson only until September
45 min. Private lessons for single or couple are also Available. Call for an appointment for
Old Bethpage & Melville locations
2023 Dance Schedule
The DancXchange dance studio ( Bank of America Building) lower level, suite LL150E
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
7:00pm-8:00pm: Intermediate/advanced: West Coast Swing Level lII
*8:15pm* Slow intermediate hustle I
7:00pm-8:00pm Advanced Hustle
8:15pm-9:15pm: NEW : Beginner American Tango 11/7/23
7:15pm-8:15pm: Intermediate Hustle II
**8:15pm-9:15pm NEW Beginner West Coast Swing starting 9/20/23
7:15pm-8:15pm Beginner Hustle starting 9/21/23
Sunday: Old Bethpage:
Attitudes in Motion Dance studio
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
**2:15pm-3:15pm: Intermediate Country Two Step 9/17/23
Private lessons available by appointment in both locations with Donna
email: dancxchange@ yahoo.com Cell: 516 375-8498
Privates lessons by appointment only. Need 48 hr notice of all cancellations or will be charged for lesson.
Private lesson 45 mins.
Group classes are $20.00 pay as you go.
Group class discount: take 2 classes at regular price of $20.00 in one week all classes after that is $15.00. Group lessons run 1 hour .
**Students must contact Donna for cancellations & absences.
Directions to DancXchange Dance Studio
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY
Suite LL150E: Lower level
Located in the blue Bank of America Professional building at the Northwest intersection of the Long Island Expressway service Rd at exit 49North and RT 110 in
Melville Long Island.
Once inside take staircase down to atrium level next to service desk and follow signs to the studio.
Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her knowledge of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Broadway Theater, Ballroom and Marital Arts has greatly influenced her Ballroom, Country, Hustle & West Coast dancing with an athletic elegant style.
Donna Competed in Ballroom for 8 years and has many amateur and professional titles in Hustle, American & International & Latin Ballroom including USBC American Rhythm Champion.
Donna went on to choreograph for dance tours to China, Italy, Florida, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall (“Cole Porter’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “An invitation to Dance” with the NY Pops Orchestra). You can also see her on Cable TV “Touch Dancing” with Alfonzo. Donna co-owned and operated a Ballroom Theater Company for 15 years under the name " Dance Odyssey Productions."
Currently Donna resides on Long Island NY. She is the proud owner of her own dance studio "The DancXchange, LLC and runs monthly Hustle, West Coast Swing and Ballrooms dances and DJ's under the name “The DancXchange Club Night” in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Since 1993 Donna has been the Ballroom Entertainment Director and agent for the “Stardust Dance Weekends”.
Donna DeSimone holds many Championship Dance Competition Titles and is the recipient of Numerous Awards for her contribution to the Art of Dance
Her Credits include Theater work, television work, Choreography, and Event Production. Donna has a Lifetime of experience to share
Performing Arts Instructor in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater for over 4 decades. Dance expert in the Social Dances of Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing and Country. Entertainment Director for Stardust Dance Weekends since 1993.
Full Bio on request
1985 Virginia State Amateur Rhythm Champion
1986 USBC Rhythm Champion
1990 1st Place Zachary's Dance Contest: Mambo
1991 1st Place: Tri-State Dance Championships : Hustle/Mambo
2002 Swing Fling Hustle & West Coast Swing 1st Place
2005-2006 1st Place Professional Just Hustle :
"World Hustle Championships" Hustle Congress
2006 1st Place Theater Arts Hustle : "Hustle Congress"
2006 1st Place: Hustle Congress Team Challenge
2010 1st Place Hustle Congress :
Long Island Dance Force Hustle Champions
2017 1st Place Hustle Congress: Long Island Swustle Team
In appreciation for taking Social Dancing to a new caliber and your promotion of it by example to the Hustle World at large. For your iconic presence in the World of Dance.
2007 IHSC: "Augie & Margo Rodriquez Award presented by Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
2010 Hustle Congress: " Inspirational Icon Award" presented by Lori Brizzi
2011 World Hustle: " Christopher M. Nardone Award" presented by Diane Nardone.
2017 Dance Talk Magazine on line poll won title of "Favorite Female Hustle dancer"
2018 Stardust Ballroom Productions: 25 Years of Service for Outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence
2018 Disco America "Hall of Fame Award"
Presented by Donna Boyle & Joyce Szili
2019-2022 Dance Talk Magazine voted
" All Time Favorite Hustle Dancer"
CLUB NIGHT DANCES : 4th Friday of the month
Friday Night DancXchange Club Night
Hustle, West Coast Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Country
Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11740
6:45pm-7:15pm: Student practice
7:15pm-8:00pm: Free 45 min lesson
8:00pm-11pm: Open dancing
Bring your own food & snacks
Meet & Greet Dance Mixer
Reserved seating for 6-10 people
Future 2023 Friday dates
June 23rd: LoriAnn Greenhouse Performance team
November 24th: Pre Thanksgiving day Party
December 22nd: Holiday Party
All inclusive Ballroom Dance weekend
Villa Roma Resort
356 Villa Roma Road
Callicoon, NY 12723
Rooms starting at $645pp double occupancy , Add Thursday Night for an Additional $175 double occupany , $190 for a single occupancy. Your rate includes
7 meals, Champagne Cocktail party, Wine Reception
Open bar Cocktail Party & Smorgasbord
Special 5 course Dinner -Saturday Night
Over 50 Dance workshops
Dancing during Lunch & Dinner
Night & Day Dancing to 4 Great DJ's
Saturday Night Theme Parties
Mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation.
Stardust 2023 Dance Weekend dates:
CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DANCE CRUISES 2024
All inclusive Ballroom Dance Cruise Dance XVII
10 Night : Western/Northern Caribbean Cruise
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Over 50 hours of workshops
35 hours of planned social dancing
Fabulous meals & buffets
Broadway shows, Theme Nights
Dance hosts for single ladies and more!
please mention Donna DeSimone when registering.